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LG is a South Korean consumer electronics giant and one of the largest television manufacturers in the world. It isn't surprising therefore to learn that they've got stock of some of the best HDTVs of 2013.

At a 40" screen size the best seating arrangement would be about 6.5 ft from your television. The best 40" LG TVs are LED or Plasma HDTVs with quick response times of 5 ms or less to provide high definition picture quality with no motion blur.

As for the feature set of you 40-inch television, LG too gives you 3D, Wi-fi, full web browsers and more and what you get largely depends on what you're willing to pay.

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LG LA7400

LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV


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LG LA7400
LG Electronics LA6200
LG Electronics LN5700
LG LA6900
LG PN6500
LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
LG Electronics 42LA6200 42-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG Electronics 47LN5700 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG 50LA6900 50-In 1080p 3D Smart LED HDTV
LG 50PN6500 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
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Screen Size
47.0 inch
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Digital TV Standard
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  • The LG 55LA7400 promises to be a pretty good seller for LG with the excellent Magic Remote, 3D, and faster 240Hz processing speed, and superior sound quality. Competition is from the Samsung UN55F7500 and UN55F7100, as well as many plasma TVs such as the Panasonic TC-P55VT60. Overall the TV has lots to offer though as of this writing may not be the best value on the market at around $2000.


  • Picture quality like this on a TV half the price would be one thing, but a price just shy of two grand is another story; the 47-inch LA7400 carries an MSRP of $1799.99. Definitely look for this on sale - we found it online for about $1200. Sure, much of what you're paying for is features - but that's exactly the point. If you're looking for top-dog picture quality, move on.


  • If you are after an LED set, the LA7400 performs well compared to other LEDs in its price range. The 55-incher reviewed here is $1,600 at Amazon, and the 60-inches comes in at $1,900. The pre-calibration image was OK, but the calibrated image was often beautiful, with great color saturation and a nice, natural look. The black level/contrast ratio is similar to other edge-lit LED LCD models (as in, only OK), but it offers some of the best 3D IĆ¢?? ve watched at home.


  • The midrange LG LA6200 LED LCD TV gets points for looks and smarts, but loses even more due to its picture quality.


  • This is one of the best features of the 55LA6200, value. At $1100 it's tough to beat in the 55" size for value. It competes with the Panasonic TC-P55ST60. Samsung's answer is the UN55F6400. The LA6200 is one of the best value buys in the market.


  • If you need a bigger panel without a price tag to match, the LA6200 series is a pretty decent bet. This isn't an exciting TV - the black levels are middling and the controls are downright spartan. But if you aren't a picture purist and fancy features like apps and 3D are important to you, you could do a lot worse.

    My advice? Do yourself a favor and take a look at the Google-powered TVs from LG this year instead.


  • The 42 inch 42LN5700 is a great value piece if you want that great LED edge lit backlighting from LG and tons of features sans 3D at around $650. And since plasma TVs are not produced in the 42 inch size range anymore this is a standout in terms of quality and value for 2013/2014.


  • We feel that an investment in the LN5700 series would be wise. This entry-level series from LG is capable of producing a finely colored, motion-friendly picture that - while a poor choice for a dark room - nonetheless looks high quality in moderate to bright lighting. The TV's contrast ratio may be a bit narrow if you're looking for the best quality picture, but the average user is going to be entirely satisfied by the images this TV produces.


  • The LG 55LA6900 is certainly going to compete well in the value area given the Magic Remote strengths and solid picture performance combined with incredible looks. Pricing is $1499 or more and that gives you a nice discount from the 240Hz 55" models on the market. Competition is from the Samsung UN55F7100, and the Panasonic TC-L55ET60 as a couple of comparisons. From our perspective the gaming quality wasnt very good on this TV or the LA7400 series so you might as well forgo the LA7400 and save yourself some money.


  • The 55-inch LA6900 retails for about $2000, though you could likely find it for less online. That said, I really don't recommend purchasing this TV unless you find it at a serious discount. I had high hopes for this LG, but its core performance just isn't strong enough. It has all of the usual weaknesses attributed to LCDs: A poor black level and blurry motion handling.

    That's not to say it's without uses. As far as pure color production goes, the LA6900 is great.


  • We wanted to love the LG PN6500. It has a lot going for it: good looks, accurate colors, an incredibly wide viewing angle, and terrific motion performance. But a terrible contrast ratio ruins the entire package. What's worse, this is a plasma TV, which means it should have a rich, dark black level. The fact that it doesn't is troublesome.

    LG's LED displays usually have poor black levels and incredibly bright white levels to make up for them. Would you ever buy a sports car that accelerated slower than a hybrid?


  • I mean if you just want a good 1080p HD picture for a darker room at home how can you beat $849? You cant. If you are not interested in 3D, Smart TV or any of the fanciest features that higher end TVs have to offer and just want a good sports or movie TV then the 60PN6500 could be the answer. You certainly get great savings from 1) going plasma and 2) foregoing all the extra features. There still plenty of HDMI inputs and connectivity options.


Top 5 lg 40 inch tv:

  1. LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
  2. LG Electronics 42LA6200 42-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
  3. LG Electronics 47LN5700 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
  4. LG 50LA6900 50-In 1080p 3D Smart LED HDTV
  5. LG 50PN6500 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV